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CFC molecular structure (1 of 2)

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The molecular structure of trichlorofluoromethane (CCl3F), a banned CFC once widely used as a refrigerant.

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CFC molecular structure (2 of 2)
CFCs like trichlorofluoromethane (CCl3F) break down when exposed to solar radiation in the upper atmosphere, freeing up chlorine atoms.


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